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Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:34 AM
Michel B Michel B is offline
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

I also took the liberty to use Lonnie's image.
Used a hue/sat adjustment layer to lessen saturation. Added a saturation mask to target already saturated parts (mask created from the HSL/HSB filter) then mixed a black and white layer to tweak shadows and adjusted with levels.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:17 AM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

Just shooting in the dark here. The idea was to bring all the saturation to the same level, not just desaturate this range or that range. Made a saturation mask and pulled the desat slider all the way to the left, pulling back the most saturated areas. Slight contrast curve as well.

http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/bohngy_desat2.jpg

EDIT: should have read the whole thread before getting clever. Michael B had the same idea. Kudos. I'll leave mine up anyway.

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Old 10-10-2007, 10:29 AM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

Now we have a thread! thanks all... right I'm going to try these techniques with some images that have a bit of colour pop to them... hopefully the correct desaturation will give them the elusive feel i'm after.

If any of you could/would repeat your examples on my images I'd be very grateful to see how these come out. I've attached a couple.. they're really nothing special, other than the colour being quite strong. they're straight out of the camera.. no monkeying about... yet.

thanks all, Benj

http://www.benlawrencephoto.co.uk/exampleblm.jpg
http://www.benlawrencephoto.co.uk/exampleblm2.jpg
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

Nice shots.

http://edgework.tripod.com/samples/twoGirls.jpg
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:58 AM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

Here is mine. Decreased the opacity of the gradient map to 50% though.

Chris
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:42 PM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

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Then I made a luminosity mask (opt-com-~) and using default colors, made a gradient map adjustment layer set to saturation blend mode.

Chris
When you say "default colors," what colors are you using in your gradient?
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:17 PM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

Default black and white.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:05 PM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

My version.

Desaturated reds and yellows through a saturation masks - one high sat and the other inverted. Two hue/sat adj layers.

Selective color to taste.

Increased midtone contrast with a high pass filter at 50 r, overlay, with a blend if to protect shadows and highlights (this layer 50-80 185-215 sliders). Opacity 80%.

Final adjustment of density.

Larry
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:20 PM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

I feel there is something lacking in the images put forth by the members here compared to the examples the original poster posted. The skin looks dead, not just desaturated. There's a fine line where it just looks like dead people.. these to me look dead. I'll try. Gimme a minute.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:38 PM
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Re: Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images

I'll explain if you want.

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